The Stieg Larsson Story

The Stieg Larsson Story

(Biography, Documentary)

Directed and produced by Martin Uhrmeister
Cinematography by Lars Frennessen, Bjoern Lockstroem, Mark Motzko
Film Editing by Martin Kayser-Landwehr
Motion Graphic Designer and Art Director Pierra Kayser
ZDF, 2011, 52 min.


Karl Stig-Erland “Stieg” Larsson (15 August 1954 – 9 November 2004) was a Swedish journalist and writer. He is best known for writing
the Millennium trilogy of crime novels, which were published posthumously and adapted as motion pictures. Larsson lived much of his life in Stockholm and worked there in the field of journalism and as an independent researcher of right-wing extremism.
He was the second best-selling author in the world for 2008, behind Khaled Hosseini. The third novel in the Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, became the most sold book in the United States in 2010, according to Publishers Weekly. By March 2015, his series had sold 80 million copies worldwide.

Who was that man? What moved him? What is the secret of his success? For Martin Uhrmeisters film “the Stieg Larson story” he talked to biographers, old colleagues, and Stieg Larson’s family.

The documentation is Stieg Larsson’s childhood and youth in northern Sweden and shows above all his life in the 80s and 90s . During this time, Larsson worked in Stockholm as a journalist . With some like-minded, he founded in 1995 in Stockholm the political magazine Expo , a magazine devoted to today observing neo – Nazi groups and parties in Sweden and Europe . Through his investigative reporting at the right political scene, Stieg Larsson kept bringing in dangerous situations.

Martin Uhrmeisters documentation showing the parallels between Larsson biography , the fictional story of the Millennium trilogy and his real life as an investigative journalist for Expo . Based on excerpts of the movie records the documentation about the history of the Millennium trilogy.

The Stieg Larsson Story, 52 min